Moments Easily Missed – Cole’s Silence, Part 2

12 Monkeys is filled with moments between or beyond the dialogue—often the moments easily missed. I’d like to share a few of them with you so that we can fully appreciate them.

Remember when I posted about that scene from the finale with Cole and Ramse, where Cole never utters a word? Well, it’s not the only one. Today we’re going back to episode 1×02 “Mentally Divergent”. (Cause, hey, why not start at the end and jump back to the beginning?)

This magnificent, wordless moment takes us back to the J.D. Peoples Hospital and Cassie rescuing Cole from the throes of the mental institution. Cassie claims she’s discharging Cole based on findings that he’s suffering from viral encephalitis, being assertive and compelling and just overall badass. Now look at Cole. He’s tame and innocent, saying it all through glances, facial expressions and gestures. It’s beautiful. I could watch it all day. (Sadly, I have to earn a living that doesn’t involve watching Aaron Stanford and Amanda Schull doing their acting magic.)


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